American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences aims to promote communication among clinical researchers worldwide. This journal publishes original works within the area of clinical medicine. It is academically peer-reviewed and designed for all doctors, researchers, and health workers regardless of their medical specialties, or type of employment.

Edmund So

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Associate Professor, Director, Department of Anesthesia & Medical research, Tainan Municipal An-Nan Hospital-China Medical University, Taiwan

Research Areas

Neuroscience, Clinical Anesthesia


2003-2010Ph.DInstitute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2002-2003MasterInstitute of Cell Biology and Anatomy
1978-1985BachelorDepartment of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.


2011-presentVisiting Professor ,Department of Anesthesia, Taishan Medical University, Shangton Province, China
2007-presentClinical Professor, Department of Medicine, National Defense Medical College
2010-presentAssociate Professor, Department of Cosmetic Sciences, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Sciences, Tainan
2008-2011Assistant Professor, Department of Cosmetic Sciences, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan
2006-2009Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Chung Wah Medical
2003-2006Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia, Chian Medical University, Taichung
2003-2006Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Chung Wah Medical Institute, Tainan

Publications: Journals

[1]  Propofol inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced lung epithelial cell injury by reducing hypoxia-inducible factor-1a expression. C.-H. Yeh, W. Cho, E. C. So, C.-C. Chu, M.-C. Lin, J.-J. Wang and C.-H. Hsing (Br. J. Anaesth. (2011) 106(4): 590-599 doi:10.1093/bja/aer005, SCI, IF= 3.827) (CMFHR9752 and CMFHR9808)
[2]  Evidence for activation of BKCa channels by a known inhibitor of focal adhesion kinase, (PF573228). Edmund Cheung So, King Chuen Wu, Chia-Hua Liang, Chen-Yin Chen, Sheng-Nan Wu. (Accepted, Life Sciences. SCI)
[3]  Effects of an Acute Exercise on Executive Function: A Study with a Tower of London Task Yu-Kai Chang, Chia-Liang Tsai, Edmund Cheung So, Tsung-Min Hung, Feng-Tzu Chen, Jennfier L. Etnier Goal. (Accepted: Brain and Cognition (SCI, IF=2.48)
[4]  Sensitivities of midbrain auditory neurons to FM and AM tones presented simultaneously. M.F. Lee, Edmund C. So and Paul W.F. Poon (Chinese Journal of Physiology 53(6): 465-471, SCI, IF= 2)
[5]  Facial paralysis following cervical traction Edmund Cheung So (Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Vol. 89, No. 10,849-853, October 2010, SCI)
[6]  Sound Exposure Accelerates Reflex Emergency and development In Young Rats. Edmund Cheung So MD, Ying-Hui Chen MD, MSc, Jen-Yin Chen MD, MSc, Bu-Miin Huang, PhD., Paul Wai-Fung Poon, PhD. 0Brain Research Bulletin 81 (2010) 391-397, SCI: 2.281
[7]  The Effect of Midazolam on Mouse Leydig Cell Steroidogenesis and Apoptosis. Edmund Cheung So, Ya-Ting Chang, Chung-His Hsing, Paul Wai-Fung Poon, Sew-Fen Leu, Bu-Miin Huang Toxicology Letters 192 (2010) 169-178, SCI: 3.249)
[8]  Chen, J. Y., Chang, C. Y., Feng, P. H.,Chu, C. C., So, E. C., Hu, M. L. Plasma vitamin C is lower in postherpetic neuralgia patients and administration of vitamin C reduces spontaneous pain but not brush-evoked pain. Clin J Pain (2009) 25(7) 562-9, SCI: 2.88)
[9]  Anesthesia does not increase rate of perforation during colonoscopy (retrospective study). Teng-Kuei Hsieh1, Lin Hung2, Fu-Chi Kang1, Kuo M. Lan1, Paul Wai-Fung Poon3, Edmund Cheung So(corresponding author) (Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 2009;47(4):162-166)
[10]  Profile of Anesthetic Infection control in Taiwan: A Questionnaire report. Richard C Or, MD. ; Teng K Hsieh, MD; Kuo M Lan, M.D.; Fu C Kang, MD;Ying H Chen, MD, MS; Edmund Cheung So, MD (corresponding author) Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (2009) 21, 13-18 SCI
[11]  Postoperative Peripheral Neuropathy-A case Report. Cheng-Shih Chen, Fu-Chi Kang, Ja-Ping Shieh, Li Kai Wang, Edmund Cheung So, Teng-Kuei Hsieh, Jann-Inn Tzeng, Albert K. Lan. Chinese Journal of pain 2008; 19(1): 29~34
[12]  A new mask designed for patients implanted with a nasogastric tube. Edmund Cheung So MD, Ying-Hui Chen MD,MSc, Kar-Lok Wong MD, PhD, Paul Wai-Fung Poon, PhD, Bu-Min Huang, PhD. Medical Engineering & Physics(SCI) 30 (2008) 1020-1023
[13]  Regulation of Steroidogenesis by Cordyceps sinensis Mycelium Extracted Fractions with (hCG) Treatment in Mouse Leydig Cells. Arch Androl. 2007 Mar-Apr; 53(2):75-7. (SCI) Wong KL, So EC, Chen CC, Wu RS, Huang BM.
[14]  Chen, J. Y., Chu, C. C., So, E. C., Hsing, C. H., Hu, M. L. Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia with intravenous administration of vitamin C Anesth Analg(2006) 103 (6) 1616-7 SCI
[15]  0.125% Dexamethasone cannot prevent postoperative sore throat in patients using laryngeal mask airway. Chinese Journal of Pain. 2006/16(2): 47-52 Ming-Chung Lin, Edmund Cheung So, Chi-Hung Or, Ping-Hsun Feng Ying-Hui Chen.
[16]  Use of Condoms as blade covers during laryngoscopy, a method to reduce possible cross infection among patients. Journal of infection (2006) 52, 118-123 (SCI) Ying-Hui Chen, Kar-Lok Wong, Ja-Ping Shieh, Yin-Ching Chuang, Yi-Chueh Yang, Edmund Cheung So (Corresponding author)
[17]  Glucocorticoids stimulate the activity of large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+channels in pituitary GH3 and AtT-20 cells via a nongenomic mechanism Steroids (2006) 71,129-140 (SCI) Mei-Han Huang, Edmund Cheung So, Yen-Chin Liu, Sheng-Nan Wu.
[18]  Induction of interleukin-19 and interleukin-22 after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The Annuals of Thoracic surgery Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81:2196-2201 (SCI) Chung-His Hsing, Mei-Yi Hsieh, Wei-Yu Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Bor-Chih Cheng, Ming-Shi Chang.
[19]  Duoderm as a protective material to reduce painful nasal ala after nasotracheal intubation Chinese Journal of pain 2005; 15(2): 59~65 Ping-Hsun Feng, Edmund C. So, Chin-Chen Chu, Ja-Ping Shieh, Ying-HuiChen
[20]  Life-threatening Left Lung Collapse Combined with Mediastinal Shift Rescued by a Chest tube insertion---A case report. Acta Anesthesiologica Taiwanica. (2005) 43, 3:177-181 (MI) Ming-Chung Lin, Chi-Sing Hsu, Chin-Chen Chu, Ying-Hui Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Chung-Hsi Hsing.
[21]  Relief of persistent abdominal pain by the combination treatment of trigger point blocks, vitamin C and OH-B12. The Chinese Journal of Pain (2005) 15 (1): 25~31Ping-Hsun Feng, chi-Sing Hsu, Teng-Kuei Hsieh, Chin-Chen Chu, Ying-Hui Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Jen-Yin Chen.
[22]  A study of serum malondialdehyde and interleukin-6 levels in young women with dysmenorrhea in Taiwan. Life Sciences (2004) 75, 669-673 (SCI) Mei-Kubg Yeh, Hsing-Hsia Chen, Edmund Cheung So, Chi-Feng Liu.
[23]  Effect of intrathecal Octreotide on thermal hyperalgesia and evoked spinal c-fos expression in rats with sciatic constriction injury. Pain (2002), 99 407-413 (SCI)Yu-chuan Tsai, Edmund Cheung So, Hsing-Hong Chen, Li-Kai Wang, Chi-Hsien Chien
[24]  Tetramethylpyrazine protects mice against Thioacetamide-induced acute Hepatotoxicity. Journal of Biomedical Science (2002) 9: 410-414 (SCI) Edmund Cheung So, Kar-Lok Wong, Tian-Chyuan Huang, Sheng-Chou Tasi, Chi-Feng Liu.
[25]  The Prophylactic effect of Tropisetron on epidural morphine-related nausea and vomiting: A comparison of Dexamethasone with Saline. Anesth Analg (2002),94: 749-53 (SCI)Jhi-Joung Wang, Jann-Inn Tzeng, Shung-Tai Ho, Jen-Yin Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Edmund Cheung So.
[26]  Use of Laryngeal Mask Airway in Gynecological Laparoscopy: Ventilatory effects of Pneumoperitoneum. Tzu Chi Med Journal (2002), 14 No.2 Fuh-cheng Yeh, Chao-Te Huang, Chin-Chen Chu, Edmund Cheung So.
[27]  Application of Transesophageal Echocardiography in removal of Right Atrial Tumor. Thrombus of Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma—A case report. Acta Anaesthesiol Sin (2002), 40: 139-142.(MI)Chung-His Hsing, Ying-Hui Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Fuh-Cheng yeh, Edmund Cheung So, Chi-Sing Hsu, Jhi-Houng Wang.
[28]  Dexamethasone for the prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting after epidural morphine for post-hemorrhoidectomy analgesia Chinese J. pain (2001), 11(2): 53~58 Chi-Sing Hsu, Edmund Cheung So, Chao-Te Huang, Ja-Ping Shieh, Fuh-Cheng Yeh, Jen-Yin Chen, Jhi-Houng W.
[29]  Tracheal intubation after anesthetic induction with Thiopental, Fentanyl and Lidocaine without muscle relaxants Tzu Chi Med Journal (1999) 11 No.2 Edmund Cheung So
[30]  The role of nurse Anesthetist in Taiwan (Questionnaire Report) Anesth Sinica (1998), 37:S1-S11.(MI) Edmund Cheung So
[31]  Preemptive analgesia with low-dose Ketamine for abdominal Hysterectomy. Chinese Journal of pain (1999), 9(2): 74-78 Edmund Cheung So
[32]  The Analgesic effect of 8% Lidocaine laryngeal spray in patients receiving laryngeal microsurgery. Chinese Journal of pain (1998), 8:9-14 Edmund Cheung So
[33]  Recurrent epistaxis following nasotracheal intubation---A case report. Anesth Sinica (1996), 34:93-96. (MI) Edmund Cheung So
[34]  Arytenoid Subluxation following endotracheal intubation--A case report. Anesth Sinica (1995), 33:45-52. (MI) Edmund Cheung So
[35]  High resolution Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance studies of human cerebrospinal fluid. Journal of National Cheng-Kung University (1994), Vol.29 Sci. Eng. & Med.Section pp.29-40. Edmund Cheung So
[36]  Atracurium used as a pretreatment agent to inhibit Succinylcholine induced increased intraocular pressure. Anesth.Sinica. (1988), 26;387-390. (MI) Edmund Cheung So
[37]  Intraocular pressure during endotracheal intubation with Atracurium and Succinylcholine as muscle relaxant. Anesth.Sinica. (1988), 26:195-198 (MI) Edmund Cheung So